Philosophy

Deśa – Kāla – Pātra – Time, Place and Circumstances
  By Yasoda nandana dasa - 22.3 2019 – deśa-kāla-pātra –  Deśa means situation, and kāla, time, and pātra, means the subject, the individual.   Deśa-kāla-pātra: according to time, according to circumstances, according to...Read more...
Your true self, Vedanta and modern psychology
The following article by Dr David Frawley was first published by Zee News Modern psychology suffers from gaps, which the teachings of Vedanta address at a fundamental level. We live in an age of psychoanalysis. Since Freud a century ago, we have been taught the importance of...Read more...
Women and Lust
By Satyanarayana Dasa - 15.3 2019 There are popular statements found in smṛtis and nīti sāśtra that women have eight times more kāma than men. For example: strīṇāṁ aṣṭa-guṇā-kāmaḥ (Bṛhat-pārāśara-smṛti) kāmaśca aṣṭā-guṇaḥ smṛtaḥ (Garuḍa-purāṇa 1.109.33, Hitopadeśa 2.71) The word kāma...Read more...
Lord Chaitanya Visits Vrindavan
By Lokanath Swami - 15.3 2019   Chaitanya Mahaprabhu was always absorbed in thoughts of Sri Vrindavan, often enquiring in a deep devotional mood, “Where is Vrindavan?” On several occasions, His devotees, fearing separation from Him, diverted, discouraged, or dissuaded Him...Read more...
Meat Eating
By The Editor - 14.3 2018 Vedas Nowhere Supports Meat Eating – Here are Evidences Vedic scriptures nowhere support meat eating. Sayan and Mahidhara in middle ages wrongly interpreted the Vedas in support of meat eating. The western indologists like Maxmuller/Griffith copied it...Read more...
The Transcendental Trend in Science​
By Damodara Dasa and Jagajivana Dasa - 14.3 2019 For a long time scientists have been asking,  What’s going on? And some of them  have tried to find out,  What’s behind it all? Sir Isaac Newton once made a remarkable model of the solar system. Thanks to a...Read more...
Energies of Lord Krishna
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari - 13.3 2019 God is one. Moreover, according to Caitanya Mahaprabhu, that one God is Krishna, the cowherd boy of Vrindavan, who chooses to expand Himself unlimitedly still remain the same one Supreme Person, just to increase His own pleasure. Śrīmad-...Read more...
HUMILITY DETERMINES YOUR SUCCESS
Venugopal Acharya - 8.3 2019    “Pride must die in you or nothing of heaven can live in you.” –    Andrew Murray (19th-century South African writer and Christian pastor) 5.00 a.m. – You rise early today and in the solitude of your room...Read more...
Mauna – The Practice of Observing Silence
By Om Swami - 7.3 2019   When you practice silence, the voice of the soul opens up like an unfolding bud. You emit beautiful fragrance then. The first practice on the path of self transformation is the art of observing silence. Observing silence can help you achieve silence of...Read more...
The Authority of the Puranas
By Srila Jiva Goswami - 6.3 2019   The preeminent philosopher in Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s line explains why, in this age, the Puranas are essential for accessing the Absolute Truth. [Excerpted from Sri Tattva-sandarbha, by Srila Jiva Goswami, translation and commentary by...Read more...
Raja Yoga of Shankaracharya
By editor - 28.2 2019 The Fifteenfold Non-dualistic Raja Yoga of Shankaracharya Shankara, the Great Yogi Shankaracharya, or Shankara the teacher, is one of the greatest spiritual masters in the history of India. Shankara has often been called the greatest philosopher of India, if not of...Read more...
Parasites of the Mind
By Caitanya Carana Dasa - 25.2 2019 How to immunize our minds against attacks by agents harmful to our spiritual life. Many of us may sometimes feel fed up with the way things are going in our life. At such times, we feel mentally tired even when we are not physically tired. Because of...Read more...
Why Krsna left?
By Bhurijan Das - 25.2 2019 Krsna says that the gopikas (Srimati Radhika being the topmost) are so dear to Him. And then He leaves them and goes to Mathura. How is it possible? Is He so casual, just “Ram Ram. There are beautiful women in Mathura also”? No, His heart is so...Read more...
Story of Ekalavya
By editor - 25.2 2019 Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura’s commentary on the story of Ekalavya In his book of essays, entitled Upakhyane Upadesa, “Instructions in Stories” (Gaudiya Mission 1936), Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura gives the following commentary...Read more...
Doubt, Fear, and Mercy
By editor - 22.2 2019    Q&A with Satyanarayana dasa Babaji, originally published at the Jiva Institute. Question: I have been practicing bhakti for about 10 years and somehow I have become discouraged in my practice because of doubts, thus I am humbly asking for help....Read more...
PRANA
By editor - 19.2 2019 One path to the attainment of liberation (moksa) is through the union of the body and the spirit, most commonly known as yoga. This is a mystical path en route to self-awareness, with the goal to achieve enlightenment. Within its tradition, there are several aspects to...Read more...
Mystic Experience and the Name of God
By Achyutananda Das - 18.2 2019   Taking into account the many descriptions of Godhead found in ancient books, scriptures and the eternal wisdom heard by disciples from their venerable masters, the Absolute Truth may be defined as follows: He is by Himself and for Himself; He has all...Read more...
What Is Pranayama?
By editor - 15.2 2019 Pranayama is the fourth limb of Patanjali’s Raja Yoga, which was first outlined in his Yoga Sutras. It is also an important part of Hindu asceticism and a vital part of any yoga practice. Prana is the vital energy (breath) in all of us;...Read more...
Five most Potent forms of Devotional Service
By Jaya Gaursundar Dasa GauraVanacari - 15.2 2018 There are two forms of bhakti: cestā-rūpa and bhāva-rūpa bhakti, as distinguished by Rūpa Gosvāmī. Cestā-rūpa -bhakti is the external form of bhakti, the activity you perform with your body and senses. These are the 64 practices of devotional...Read more...
KUNDALINI YOGA
By editor - 14.2 2019 Although Tantric literature has gained popularity throughout the world, Kundalini Yoga remains one of the most mysterious subjects within Hinduism. Perhaps this is because it is one of the most radical forms of worship in Hinduism, and to work with Kundalini is to work...Read more...
KARMA YOGA
By editor - 12.2 2019 Karma Yoga is the path of action. It is a means of preparing oneself for the attainment of moska, self-realization, which is the final goal of life in Hindu tradition (Rao 45). The concept of Karma Yoga has long been acknowledged in Hinduism, but it was not...Read more...
YOGA AND SHAMANISM
By editor - 12.2 2019 Shamanism and Yoga are spiritual practices originally found in Siberia and India, respectively. While Shamanism is practiced in various forms world-wide, traditional Yoga is mainly found in South-East Asia. Although the practices of Shamanism and Yoga share similar...Read more...
Samsara
By Praghosa Dasa - 11.2 2019 A common denominator for practically each of the unlimited varieties of material bodies is that the spirit soul dwelling within is to one degree or another attached to the particular body they reside in. In turn most resided in bodies have others who are also...Read more...
YAMA AND NIYAMA
By editor - 6.2 2019  The words yama and niyama take their origin from Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras [more specifically sutra 2:29]. They are the first two limbs of the eight-limbed (ashtanga) raja yoga which Patanjali describes [see: Saraswati...Read more...
The Original Teachings of Yoga
By Dr David Frawley - 6.2 2019 The Original Teachings of Yoga: From Patanjali Back to Hiranyagarbha Many people today look to Patanjali, the compiler of the Yoga Sutras, as the father or founder of the greater system of Yoga. While Patanjali’s work is very important and...Read more...
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